Insurer rolls out new technology - Pittsburgh Business Times:
Posted Nov 18 2008 12:17am
Insurer rolls out new technology - Pittsburgh Business Times:: "UnitedHealthcare is preparing to introduce an innovative identification card that contains both the member's account information and medical history. The Philadelphia-based insurer will begin rolling out the cards in January, which will allow members, including some 130,000 people in Western Pennsylvania, to convey key health and account information with a swipe of the card. 'By combining health and financial information, we have greatly simplified a series of fragmented and time-consuming experiences for health care consumers,' John Prince, CEO of Exante Financial Services, said in a prepared statement." This makes a lot of sense - smart cards can be very useful in improving health care !